Exciting things are happening in Greek Life on campus with the new edition of Alpha Omicron Pi coming this spring as Northern Kentucky University’s sixth sorority chapter. Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII), a sorority of over 150,000 members nationally and 115 years old this past January, has accepted the request to go through the process to become the newest sorority on campus.
With the ever-growing number of those interested in being a part of sororities on campus, AOII will help in a big way to allow for those interested in joining one to get involved, according to Kim Vance, assistant director for Student Life.
According to Vance, the number of students involved in sororities and fraternities has increased by over 300 in the past five years; making the total number of those involved in fraternities and sororities over 850 members after formal recruitment this fall.
AOII will be looking for new members to help the sorority chapter get off the ground this spring. This will be a great chance for those who want to join a sorority, according to Mary Osbourne, president of the Fraternity and Sorority Panhellenic Council.
“Once you get in and get started you’re going to want to stay. I can attest to that,” Osbourne said.
For those interested in joining, the sorority will have an information table set up on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union.
For those looking for more information about the sorority and how to get involved, there will be an AOII info session on Nov. 8. The info session will be in Student Union 104 and begins at 7 p.m.